installing Playe rPro killed using Mathematica itself: BEWARE!
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- Subject: [mg88019] installing Playe rPro killed using Mathematica itself: BEWARE!
- From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
- Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2008 06:26:41 -0400 (EDT)
- Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
- Reply-to: murray at math.umass.edu
With an existing installation of Mathematica 6.0.2 under Windows, I just installed Player Pro. The result: if I start Mathematica itself and open a new notebook there, I am prohibited from typing any and all input. This sort of thing is intolerable! An utterly time-frittering aggravation. I suspect that the scenario involved here was not tested by WRI: My mathpass for Mathematica itself is in the Licensing subdirectory of my USERBASE directory, which is the same as my BASE directory (both set by Windows environment variables MATHEMATICA_BASE and MATHEMATICA_USERBASE). This is hardly the first time I have run into trouble with multiple passwords from multiple Wolfram Research products. It is something they have just not yet gotten right. Beware! What I did as a temporary fix was to use my Windows backup program to restore my pre-existing mathpass file. Now regular Mathematica works. But of course Player Pro does not. -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305